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James Rundle: Imperfect Solutions

Most Western exchanges have implemented safety measures to mitigate share-price swings, but others are beginning to experience the algorithmic troubles...

Waters | Opinion | Risk Management | 08 Jan 2014

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January 2014: Do Algorithms Dream of Super-Fast Sheep?

While algorithms are far from sentient, Victor wonders what they would think about if they could.

Waters | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 08 Jan 2014

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Risk Management a Challenge When Algos Go Rogue

In an article published in May, Waters explored the problematic task of performing market surveillance in automated, high-frequency trading environments. Another challenging area for algorithmic trading is that of risk management, when questions of risk...

Waters | Feature | Risk Management | 25 Jul 2013

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Opening Cross: The Early Bird Catches the Attention of the Authorities

The low-latency data race is often compared to Formula One racing because of its speed and its use of cutting-edge technologies. Yet in F1 qualifying, being first on track is typically the domain of slower teams seeking empty track to set a time before...

Inside Market Data | Opinion | Industry Issues & Initiatives | 12 Jul 2013

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Algorithms, Arbitrage and Broken Things

Settling for a settled debate over high-frequency trading.

Sell-Side Technology | Opinion | Algorithmic Trading | 29 Apr 2013

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NYSE Retiring LRP Ahead of Limit Measures

The New York Stock Exchange has filed a plan to withdraw its Liquidity Replenishment Points program (LRP), a way of halting momentum in volatile stocks, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Sell-Side Technology | News | Exchange Technologies | 03 Apr 2013

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Circuit Breakers Adequate for Flash-Crash Prevention

A recent report by London-based consultancy GreySpark Partners has found that circuit breakers and venue controls on algorithms should be sufficient measures to control aberrant behavior related to algorithmic trading, without a need for further legislation....

Buy-Side Technology | Analysis | Algorithmic Trading | 27 Mar 2013

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James Rundle: That Golden Touch

The data jungle of modern trading may be confusing, says James, but the UK’s Financial Services Authority is certainly going out with a bang after slamming a complex market manipulation scheme, mirroring wider efforts among national cops to become tech...

Waters | Opinion | Regulation & Standards | 28 Feb 2013

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Congressman Lobbies SEC for HFT Crackdown

Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has written to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), advising it to curb the practice of high-frequency trading (HFT).

Sell-Side Technology | News | High Frequency Trading | 21 Jan 2013

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MEP Says No to Minimum Resting Times

Kay Swinburne, member of the EU's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, believes minimum resting times for orders will not make it into the final drafting of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II).

Sell-Side Technology | Analysis | Regulation & Standards | 16 Nov 2012

NOW OPEN -- Inside Market Data Awards 2014

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Call-for-entry and voting are now open for the 12th annual Inside Market Data Awards 2014, which take place in New York on May 21. For more details of the criteria across the call-for-entry and voting categories that recognize industry excellence within market data and reference data click here.

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We have truly entered the Age of Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD. And as with every new era fuelled by innovation, the new challenges are screaming for...